Introduction to Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU)

Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) is a C9 League university with strengths in engineering, technology, management, and public health located in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. It is also a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University. XJTU’s twenty schools comprise a comprehensive research university offering programs in nine areas: science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, art, law, philosophy, and education. Since the 1930s, XJTU has been referred to as “The MIT of the East.”

About Xi’an Jiaotong University

Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) is a key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China and is one of the oldest universities in China. XJTU, as one of the first batch of the universities in China, was supported by the central Government at the seventh and eighth five-year plan, as well as China’s “Project 211” and “Project 985” to develop into a world-class university. Now, Xi’an Jiaotong University is on the List of World-class Universities and First-class Disciplines (abbreviated as “Double First-class”) released in 2017 by the Ministry of Education of China, as a Double First-class university in Category A, which means that the government will support it financially to develop into a world-class university and its eight disciplines into the first-class level in the world.

XJTU is a comprehensive research university with 10 major categories of disciplines: science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, humanities, law, philosophy, education and art, and 27 schools, 9 university colleges for undergraduates and 19 affiliated teaching hospitals. The University has a faculty and staff of 5,982 people including 3,072 full-time teachers, of whom 35 are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and/or the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 6 Nationally Distinguished Teachers and 112 scholars of National Thousand Talents. XJTU has 38,103 full-time students, including 18,919 postgraduates and offers 82 undergraduate majors.

Research in science and technology at XJTU is directed primarily at satisfying the country’s most important needs, forging into international frontiers, enhancing the technological competitiveness of China. Since 2000, researchers from XJTU have led 21 research projects supported by “Program 973”, and 4,830 research projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Xi’an Jiaotong University has established extensive international ties. Since 2000, 15 Nobel laureates, 1 Fields Prize winner and over 2,000 foreign professors have visited XJTU and gave lectures. XJTU also exchanged or established cooperation relations with over 20,000 scholars, CEOs, and high-level government officials from around the world or developed other kinds of collaborative projects.

About Xi’an City

Xi’an is an ancient capital of China during and at the start of the famous silk road. It is also the home to the famous Terracotta Warriors.

Xi’an is the largest city in Northwest China, and is developing considerably in recent years as part of China’s “Go West Campaign”. Xi’an has re-emerged as an important cultural, industrial and educational center of the central-northwest region, with facilities for research and development, national security and China’s space exploration program.


  • Chinese Government Scholarship Program
  • Confucius Institute Scholarship
  • Xi’an Jiaotong University Si Yuan International Student Scholarship
  • CSC Scholarship for American Students
  • Shaanxi Government Scholarship


Xi’an Jiaotong University has three campuses: the Xingqing campus, the Yanta campus, and the Qujiang campus, covering a total area of about 2 million square meters. The total constructed area is 2.0385 million square meters.

Accommodation for international students of Xi’an Jiaotong University is offered on two campuses – Yanta Campus and Xingqing Campus. Except for Medical and Finacial majored students, students in other disciplines all live in the XIngqing Campus.

The Qian Xuesen Library

The Qian Xuesen Library, named after alumnus Qian Xuesen, which is authorized by CPC Publicity Department, is located on the Xingqing campus, covering nearly 40 thousand square meters and has 3,518 reading seats. The library collections include 5.44 million books and over 10,000 newspapers and periodicals, of which over 2,000 types are current periodicals. The library has also been improving its digital collections and has introduced 111 electronic resources at home and abroad and the total number of electronic resources amounts to 312. Its holdings now include 95,000 electronic periodicals and 1.6 million e-books in Chinese and foreign languages.

List of Programs for International Students

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